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Phoebe CEO Joel Wernick Among Georgia Trend 100 Most Influential Georgians list

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Business  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga. – Joel Wernick, President/CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System, has been named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians for the eighth consecutive year. The list appears in the magazine’s January 2014 edition.

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Blood drive scheduled for Thursday

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga. – It’s the season of giving and what better way to finish up the Christmas holiday than by giving the gift of life by donating blood. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will be holding a community blood drive on Thursday, December 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in [...]

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Phoebe working to fight influenza by limiting patient area access

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga. – With flu season now upon South Georgia, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is working to protect patients, staff and the public by limiting access to patient areas. Phoebe officials are asking those not actively involved in caregiving to avoid visits to the hospital. “The signs are that we [...]

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Ultrasound-guided joint injection technology now available in Albany

By   /  December 20, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga. – Injuries can happen to anyone from athletes to homebodies. Residents of Albany and surrounding areas now have access to ultrasound-guided injections, a new technique to help with the pain of injuries and healing of inflammation. The use of ultrasound-guided joint injection technology helps physicians guide injections directly [...]

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Phoebe business office has new hours of operation

By   /  November 15, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet ALBANY, Ga. – Beginning November 18, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s business office will have new hours of operation. The office will be open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is located at 510 West 2nd Avenue in Phoebe’s Financial Services Building. The business office houses Phoebe cashiers, customer services and is where [...]

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Women’s Health Conference scheduled for Saturday

By   /  October 25, 2013  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga. – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will host its annual Women’s Health Conference Saturday, October 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phoebe HealthWorks, 311 Third Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. This year’s event is a celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month called [...]

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So what does SCOTUS decision mean for Albany?

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday, news broke that Phoebe Putney has lost its bid to become the sole hospital in town.  In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the purchase of Palmyra violated anti-trust rules, despite the fact that the Hospital Authority technically bought the hospital.  The question remains of what this actually means for [...]

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SCOTUS rules against Phoebe

By   /  February 19, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga – Phoebe Putney gets cast as the “evil empire” here in Albany by some who believe the hospital has gotten to big or has lost sight of what a hospital is supposed to be.  Those opponents are no doubt thrilled by news that the Supreme Court has ruled against the [...]

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BISHOP WELCOMES PHOEBE PUTNEY’S NEW DIGESTIVE HEALTH CENTER AT RIBBON CUTTING

By   /  October 30, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ALBANY, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02 joined Joel Wernick, CEO of Phoebe Putney, Dorothy Hubbard, Mayor of Albany, the Albany Chamber of Commerce, the Dougherty County Commission, the Albany City Commission, as well as management and staff of Phoebe Putney at the ribbon cutting for Phoebe Putney’s new digestive health [...]

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FTC files brief with SCOTUS in Phoebe merger

By   /  August 21, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly filed a brief with the Supreme Court as part of their efforts to block the merger of Phoebe Putney and Palmyra hospitals.  This is the latest salvo in a fight that first started in April of last year as the FTC sought to prevent what they [...]

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